Habtom The story began in a dusty, hot village in Eritrea , and ended in an icy wood in Halifax just a few weeks ago.That day, Habtom Kibraeb was told that his refugee claim had been denied by Immigration Canada Deportation was almost certain. Now – on Habtom’s path – from shepherd boy to young solider, from runaway to laundry worker – there was an obstacle he couldn’t face, a fate from which he saw no escape.

Habtom The story began in a dusty, hot village in Eritrea , and ended in an icy wood in Halifax just a few weeks ago.That day, Habtom Kibraeb was told that his refugee claim had been denied by Immigration Canada Deportation was almost certain. Now – on Habtom’s path – from shepherd boy to young solider, from runaway to laundry worker – there was an obstacle he couldn’t face, a fate from which he saw no escape.